Guys, there are a lot of knowledgeable people here, please tell me.
At the moment, I only write music on Elektron Model:Samples. This is a conscious choice. I deliberately got rid of all synths and controllers, so as not to write hardware and not to play live compositions in Ableton. I really like everything, this is exactly the workflow that I have been extremely happy with for more than a month. I like that it is small, simple, takes up little space and I quickly get the music I need.
I use the computer only to prepare / select samples and upload them to M:S. Since I didn’t use samples at all in any form before, now I see an acute shortage of melodic van-shots, atmospheres, or some sounds for writing melodies. So I’m thinking about buying a simple and clear synth in order to connect to M:S and take 1 track out of 6 under the outer synth to steer the synth with M:S.
What is better to buy up to $ 500? I thought about FM synth, like Preen FM, but the FM synthesis itself scares me. It’s complicated and unpredictable for me. I don’t want to review Korg Volca, I had them and without post-processing they just don’t sound the way I want. It may be worth looking towards the Waldorf Blofeld or even the Korg NTS-1. I’ve heard that NTS-1 can be reprogrammed to suit your needs, but I can’t imagine how difficult it is. For me, there is no problem to deal with the reprogramming, but if it takes weeks, then the purchase will turn into a problem, and I have enough development for me at work. Actually, that’s why I left the computer to take a break from it for the hardware. Or maybe you should consider buying M:C?
Examples of music that I write and plan to write with M:S can be found on my channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCravxsu0G5TuD_uu8y4I… . I’m not chasing your likes, but I’m waiting for your advice. Have a great day and thank you in advance!